Nothing But Drama

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*It has occurred to me that I’ve been keeping something from you. I totally forgot to tell you all that I’m a contributor at an online magazine. I’ve been there for a little bit now and completely forgot to share the news. There’s a new post up today. Let’s talk about the drama king! Enjoy!


When exactly do the terrible two’s start?   Based on what’s going on in my house I’d say they kick in around 19 months.  My son has been on another level for a few months now and the closer he inches to the two year old mark the more uh, animated he gets. He brings his own brand of drama to the simplest of situations. I think I should put him in acting school. We do live in L.A. and the kid is clearly a natural.

A simple request like “come let me wash your hands” or “let’s eat dinner” brings out the serious drama. I’m talking screaming “no” over and over again louder each time. Then I’ll tell him “just say no thank you” and he calmly says “no tank you”. Now, if it’s that easy for him to calm down – he is clearly putting on a show with all of this screaming. He’s a fan of falling out in the middle of the floor when a request is made of him. It could be as simple as calling his name. Apparently, that’s unacceptable.

To read the rest, head on over to Beautiful Brown Girls. 🙂

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13 Responses to Nothing But Drama
  1. Minivan Mama
    September 28, 2011 | 9:22 am

    Oh the drama! Maybe one day it will be his calling and he’ll be rich and famous and he’ll have his mama to thank!

  2. blueviolet
    September 28, 2011 | 10:13 am

    How could you keep a secret like this from me? 😉 I’ll go read the rest about your little dramatic cutie.

  3. Barbara
    September 28, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    Yes, it starts around 19 months and who knows how long it will last! Going over to check out your post!

  4. Cari
    September 28, 2011 | 2:46 pm

    Sounds like he’s right on target. More nagging question, “when does it stop?”. Think we’re going through the terrible sixes, and I’m certainly going through the terrible 30-somethings.

    Oh, yay, online magazine, I’m going to check it out, good for you!

  5. kita
    September 28, 2011 | 2:51 pm

    Congrats on new gig I am going right now to read it.

  6. Kristin
    September 28, 2011 | 3:02 pm

    My darling son’s terrible twos started around 18 mos. and they’re still going strong, now that he’s 3. Ha!

  7. Optimistic Mom
    September 28, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    I can’t wait to check out the rest of the post!
    But let me tell you two was smooth as far as my son. NOW three!!! OMG! Consider yourself warned!!

  8. Natalie
    September 28, 2011 | 8:16 pm

    I am so not looking forward to that stage!

  9. Kiddothings
    September 28, 2011 | 10:56 pm

    My girl started around that time too and the closer she got to 2 the worse it became. She’s been really fussy and defiant. I’ll head over to BBG to read more 🙂

  10. Alicia @MommyDelicious
    September 29, 2011 | 6:32 am

    So happy we’re (almost) over with that phase. I have to warn you though, brace yourself, because the 3’s are so much more “terrible” than the two’s. They really know how to talk by then and they talk back. A lot.

  11. Glamamom
    September 29, 2011 | 6:35 am

    Congrats on the gig. Yeah, I have a 2-year old so I know all about it.

  12. Baby Shopaholic
    September 29, 2011 | 7:12 am

    I think mine started at 10 months! She doesn’t do the full blow fall out but she can sure get into stuff. and then RUN! I saw your article yesterday.

  13. PaintsandPlaydough
    September 29, 2011 | 7:58 am

    We are in the same boat. Ugh, the tantrums! The screaming! The flailing of the arms! And heaven forbid….he has even stated to talk back! I just count my blessing when he has a tantrum at home instead of yet another public meltdown!

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